Internet Noir: Confession from a hired internet shill/troll

Readers might know that has been hacked at least twice, very severely.  Once, last year after articles appeared about criminal Kaplan University, blood bank for the Washington Post.  Again, just a few weeks ago after articles appeared about the NSA and their devious Orwellian repressive apparatus. We do not know who is responsible, but […]

Google pushing users to use real names on YouTube

If you ever have the desire to make a comment on YouTube, Google has now implemented a new popup box that urges you to use your real name instead of whatever name you registered with when you signed up to YouTube. If you refuse to use your real name, you are no longer allowed to […]

Our Broken Government

In order for our government to work, the political parties  (in our case both) must believe in a common good.  They have different ways to get there, but they must, for the good of the country, be willing to compromise and work together to get there. The stakes are getting much higher.  The world is […]

Facebook PAC raises privacy concerns

Over the past few years, Facebook has garnered a lot of publicity, concern, and backlash for its numerous privacy issues. The most current concern is a recent patent filing to track its users offsite as well as actually helping the government with surveillance.  Earlier this week, Facebook created its own Political Action Committee (PAC). The […]

What The Hell Has Happened To Americans?

Homophobes in D.C. are eager to spend $550/hour for an attorney to defend DOMA while 15,000 3- to 4- year olds in Ohio were dropped from Early Childhood Education, as ECE programs across the nation took a big hit.  I was going to cite some examples, but there are just too many big cuts to […]

What Do You Think?

At sixty-eight, I can only pretty much sit and watch this country come apart.  In 1965, I marched on Washington D.C. to end the war in Viet Nam.  In 1968 I helped organize busses to go to Wisconsin to stump for McCarthy in the Greater Milwaukee area.  Today I can only watch and write about […]

Breaking News

This just arrived in my email from the Washington Post… Breaking News: Household incomes drop for second straight year, census data show Household incomes plunged for the second year in a row in 2009, as fewer families earned over $100,000 a year while the ranks of the poor rose, according to census statistics released Tuesday. […]

re Working the System

For the longest time it has bothered me to see Google ads, which advance the very poison I had just written about, showing up in the middle of my article.  My attempt to copy the ad failed due to embedded coding, but I have discovered that I don’t need to do that.  They are placing […]


“Amuck,” a place to which we have truly run.   A first grader got arrested and put in Juvie because his mom sent along a dinner knife with his birthday cake so the teacher could cut pieces of it for his classmates.  Now the little guy is suffering PTSD for the nights he spent there.  Adolescents […]